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another day another tragedy in iraq in juries a series of blasts that kills more than sixty people as a merciless campaign by the nation's al-qaeda cell shows no sign of easing. the war that we catch terrorists the way that we're doing the war terrorism appears. we explore how the brainchild of a solid bin laden has spread its wings from central asia all the way to the atlantic since washington launched its war on terror. and president obama has reportedly known for years the ana say it was spying on the german chancellor yet chose not to stop it a claim that the agency strongly denies. now
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i am in the russian capital you're watching our team in the region joshie welcome to the program. now a series of bombings has ripped through iraq killing at least sixty six people such coordinated attacks have become the hallmark of the country's al-qaeda cell its bloody efforts to undermine the authority of the iraqi government have already made this year the deadliest in the country since two thousand and eight well look let's look now at the roots of the crisis from nine hundred ninety six to two thousand and one that was based in afghanistan where it enjoyed the protection of the taliban and was also present in pakistan its expansion gathered steam after washington launched its war on terror in response to the nine eleven attacks the us invasion of iraq prompted radical islam is there to declare the era legends just some of bin ladin is now at work in two thousand and four two thousand and seven
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saw a powerful jihad is group in north africa unite under the name in the islamic maghreb and spread its operations across the region two years later the yemeni and a saudi branches merged to formal qaida in the arabian peninsula since then the terror network's been gaining ground with new cells emerging in the region as the arab spring unfolded are just going to check out investigate. u.s. intelligence officials speaking anonymously of course say they're not concerned that al qaeda affiliated groups in syria are shifting some of their focus from toppling bashar al assad to launching extra whopper ations against the west one u.s. lawmaker pointed out that's exactly what happened you have to understand which two of them in that level they are now focused on fighting assad but very soon they'll be focused on something else we have michael move here a former pentagon official with me mr maloof where are these al qaeda affiliated groups headed in your opinion the. through our. forces that are there.
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are now attempting to look at syria in the long term to be under a caliphate and from their. spring throughout the entire region when you look at a map the whole area streamed from the arabian peninsula. all the way across north africa and into the mud. right. at the foot of southern europe and that is where here the strategy is to ultimately move into europe according to various estimates more than ten thousand committed members are operating just along syria's eastern border with iraq it's reported to be more than the number of your harvest in iraq during the u.s. led occupation worth mentioning it was the u.s. invasion that brought terror into iraq this graph from the national consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism shows the spike of terrorist
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attacks in iraq following the us invasion the us now shrugs at all these terror that iraq has to deal with every day calling it well pains of democracy libya and similar attitudes the u.s. helped to kill qaddafi now the country is involved in chaos and terror again you hear pains of democracy but as these extremist groups in different countries become more and more organized as a network it's difficult to ignore the monster that spreading through the region the u.s. thinks drones are the perfect tool to deal with terrorists they say drones are the solution but on the receiving end those drone strikes are seen as acts of terror when they kill innocent people and they help terrorists recruit more terrorists most recently to report came out by amnesty international and human rights watch they looked into u.s. strikes in pakistan and yemen human rights watch found that in the strikes that they have investigated seventy percent of those who died were civilians washington
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says they've decimated its leadership but it seems al-qaeda has metastasized and continue spreading with drone strikes and brewing civil wars in washington i'm going to check on. george clooney who's a former diplomat in the u.s. foreign service as there are inconsistency in the decisions made by policymakers in washington. we should reasonably assume that within the u.s. government they have exactly the same data they know that the more that we attack terrorists the way that we're doing the more terrorism appears and so then the question is well if we're creating more terrorists through our end of terrorism activities why are we doing it there's no sensible strategy there's no consistent logical strategy behind us actions we're taking things one piece at a time so here we support one group there we suppress the same group here we talk about terrorists and their we support terrorists in syria consistency in that that
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shows that that's very strong proof that there's no thought behind what what we're doing. and as o'connell linked militants push on with the or offensive against the government in syria more civilians are stepping forward as civil war volunteers. my family wanting but nothing is more precious than our country the homeland when i was raised coming out we made a syrian woman who is putting her life on the line to defend her country and children.
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and german news outlets just president obama has been aware of the n.s.a. tapping chancellor merkel's phone and let it go on for years this comes after reports stated that he confirmed to angola mirco over the phone that he knew nothing of the practice what a phone call merkel said that the monitoring would be a breach of trust if confirmed and that spying among friends does not work obama apologized and reportedly claimed to have had no prior knowledge that it was going on for germany's build newspaper suggest he knew about the spying and germany's leader and encouraged it a claim denied by the n.s.a. khalid mob and from the international action center says that if the roles were reversed the u.s. wouldn't leave a single stone unturned to punish the spice. say you say cuba had been tapping the united states or iran had been tapping the united states there would be actually be sanctions and retaliation but in this instance that they are you know what's going to what's going to happen who's going to hold the united states accountable you
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know it's the same goes to the civilians who've been killed by drones what are they going to do it you know the u.s. is the force of economic power in the world and military power and they're the ones who get to punish people it's it doesn't seem to be the other way around it really kind of blows away many illusions people have about you know international order and international law author and historian gerald horne believes the american spying in germany is joined by economic reasons and potential financial gains more than anything mr obama is in the position where he has to deny what is painfully obvious you should recognize that one of the many reasons why the united states spies when chancellor merkel is economic espionage it is to see that you with corporations like forward or in competition with folks while i can work with software manufacturers in competition with a.p. for example in siemens of germany is in competition with g.e. by booking telephones at a high level in berlin united states can get information that can be very helpful
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to the competitor words of these german corporations. now we would like to know what do you think about the developing scandal around us spying practices and we're asking you today on our web site how the revelations that the n.s.a. bob dangler merkel's phone will affect you america ties so do all gone to our to come to vote in our latest where polls now take a look though at the site vote so far well as you can see the most popular opinion seems to be that the e.u. will introduce highly encrypted communications for all top officials to protect countries against u.s. snooping over a quarter at this point believe that president obama will apologize to angola merkel and offer to spy on david cameron instead slightly fewer in that think european governments will restrict access to private data raising the cost for u.s. businesses and the and the minority of us point believe that envisions germany
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offering stoughton an assigned asylum in return for launching a cyber counterattack against the u.s. so you can go to our t. dot com to have your say and while you're online get the latest updates on this story and many others. such as reports that tens of millions of phone calls in spain were intercepted and stored by the n.s.a. last year read up on the spread of the american spy web on our website and online also a schoolboy from canada pleads guilty to hacking government websites and passing the data to anonymous in exchange for video games learn more about the twelve year old prodigy on r.t. dot com.
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right see. first for. and i think that you're. on our reporters' twitter. and in. the in the. on the. look which is also i understand it's go back to libya because for all the criticism that you have about russia and syria russia doesn't want to see syria explode everyone thinks it's russia trying to protect its friend is by geopolitical i just know it's about a region because explode and they explode in a really vicious fashion it's a way for us to go to the outer wings of the horse because we're not doing the old in a civil war is that your position no matter who is sitting this is what you're saying
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is we just want to show people that doing something the civil war during nothing and only a hundred and a logic of your policy is ok or that is her own life even across the political i'm to be sure you handle it down the road ok you you good you finish the russian oil no no no i'm not going to be the line of peter lavelle my line. proximately sixteen percent please you imports came from illegal fishing. the european union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nations on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. coupon for the territorial waters they fish they load the fish on to the ships and leave for europe. to day
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illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths. welcome back this is our team as a human cost of the spiraling as syrian conflict mounts civilians are being increasingly caught up in the fighting and some are now facing no other choice and to enlist in the military and head to the front line are one syrian mother who is taking the safety of her children into her own hands miriam is getting ready for work like women around the world she enjoys putting on makeup before heading to the office but miriam's job is a little different to most the twenty three year old is heading to the syrian frontline it gives me great satisfaction being able to defend my country against terrorists who want to destroy it. it's strange to find women here in the line of
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fire even more so because miriam is a mother her sons are just four and six years old. and i signed up because of them i'm not afraid any move because i've stopped worrying we're in a state of. but every day miriam sees the reality of war more than one hundred thousand people most of them civilians killed the people who lived in these homes will have friends and family all of them have fled most of them will never return. there i'm most afraid when the letter bombs fall in our posts and there is shrapnel if you days ago the terrorists launched rockets at our checkpoint their rockets are not accurate sadly they had a civilian building and many people died were rescued a few and carried them to hospital this used to be a school playground but children's laughter has long been drowned out by the whistling of bullets. and i was kidnapped twice the last time for two months they arrested me when i was in civilian clothes this is back to doug was cooperating
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with the army i did i did and luckily they eventually let me go but the risks facing a woman in uniform are often far greater than for a male counterparts several of miriam's female colleagues have been killed while held hostage often it's nothing more than luck that separates the living from the did. my family one is a lot but nothing is more precious than our country homeland where i was raised it's true my children are very precious very important but my country is the move. and despite the price it's a job she's proud to wake up to each day from the ground women have been in the syrian army since the seventy's there's even a special military college for them but usually they jobs are administered to and in a just stick this but times however cord for desperate measures point to. damascus and coming out of the programs thinking outside the box. with predictions of the
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looming housing crisis and with rents at an all time high in the u.k. right now we're going to be telling you why some people it's highly away from bricks and mortar and instead turning to the. shipping container to the city's. exit polls suggest an ally of georgia's billionaire prime minister has won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election this marks and to a decade empowered by male saakashvili his ally suffered a blistering defeat at the poll artist marie financial reports from the country's capital tbilisi. dream carly sharon over the country's prime minister billionaire
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via video even ishmael is celebrating the victory now as exit polls say a man a forty four year old philosopher go get marvellous really heard of twenty two other candidates including but crowds endorsed by the country's outgoing president mikheil saakashvili and his united national movement the former parliamentary speaker has only confirmed his defeat and congratulated his rival upon the good results but another favorite of face race you know as a veteran politician here in georgia one of the leaders of the two thousand and three rose revolution here in the country the first color revolution but so regime change in the former soviet republics has claimed that it's too early now for anybody to open champagne because official results will only come out in two weeks and she has claimed for everybody to wait till that moment but it's interesting that this year's presidential election here in georgia is interesting not because
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of twenty three protests opponents who are in the least but because of one man who couldn't take part in that because the law prevents mikhail saakashvili from running for president again and sunday's vote in fact marks the end of his nearly ten year long presidency and this is why all those we have been able to speak to here in belief have told us this is a vote is less about welcome in the future but no more and rather about saying goodbye to the country's past and personally mikhail saakashvili he's known in the west as the man who brought democratic changes here to georgia and there are many people here in the country who share this opinion saying that he was the man who made the country turn away from the soviet past and move towards the civilized world but his legacy is very controversial he was once very popular leader of the rose revolution but those who started this revolution with him accuse him of. sort
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of terran regime with repressions and oppression of the opposition million people who fled the country in fear of those repression the country has many of those who are fishing the recognized as political prisoners and the big hero revealed last year showing inmates in the georgian jos beaten and humiliated the last straw for georgian public to reject mikhail saakashvili and his policy and his posse so the legacy of make also is something that many people now question move on who is going to run this country for the next year. look at some other stories from around the world argentina president has suffered a loss mid-term elections after an opposition candidate clinched victory in the country's key province this means kristina fernandes won't be able to push through a constitutional change to allow her third term in office she had been out of action during the campaign due to emergency brain surgery in a cold war argentina which has one of the world's top grain exporters struggles to
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keep up with rising food demand and attracting investment to exploit its oil reserves. police used to tongs and tear gas and around seven hundred animal rights activists in southern france clashes erupted during a protest against an upcoming bullfighting festival. held in manny towns in the south of france and dozens of schools offer a toreador train. in madrid thousands have been protesting against a court ruling in favor of the boss separatist movement last week the european court of human rights ordered spain to release a tory is a member of the armed group in a still real she had been in jail for her role in multiple bombings in the one nine hundred eighty s. john model from the institute of democracy and cooperation says the strasburg court is doing exactly the opposite of what it's supposed to. it's incredible isn't it that
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a european court of human rights should intervene in this way to alleviate the sentence of a woman who has been convicted of the due process of the murder of more than twenty three people this woman is a mass murderer and the idea that a body the european court of human rights which was set up to safeguard citizens against the abuses that could be committed by states against their own citizens that such a body should now be as it were to feeling in favor of people who have themselves grossly abused the rights of citizens by murdering them as a high cost of living puts a strain on more and more people in the u.k. many embrace the idea that less is more and some get creative with what could and should be considered a home for a takes us to an open house when adjusting the issue of the thought of all housing that one learned in charities being thinking outside the box but when it comes to
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their solution it's inside that counts meet them i pads shipping container doubles as a low cost. renting in london is particularly expensive and once again we've seen rents hit record highs so we're going to go up and take a look inside and see what this is all about. oh how are you doing thank you very much for having us yes this is my yeah this is the my. desk here inside the my pads been designed to provide those who need it most with affordable independent living and just seventy five pounds a week the my i pad certainly cheap by london standards i think it's difficult for anybody right now to get. comfortable accommodation. about you know pay in. the projects the brainchild of timothy payne. this is
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essentially this is a shipping container from china this is a strip of. bread you cover over a great big boat the projects already received planning permission and funding is expected to come from the greater london authority initially this project will be soley for young people the charity works with society just. for money to them because the moment they get into work they can't afford to live in a hostel in the can't afford to live anywhere else because doesn't make any moral or any economic sense. as an idea. is brilliantly innovative it's been designed as a quick fix now there's planning permission for thirty more these to be built next year but predictions say that if bracing continues at its covenant rate of building them by twenty twenty and we face a short fall of two million homes in the case you can see the scale of
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the problem and it's why will started out as a local temporary solution could end up becoming a more permanent fixture so artsy london as the occupation of palestinian territories continues to spark deadly clashes and international controversy some israelis are stepping forward with revelations and eyewitness accounts coming up are he so vision of or not as he speaks with israeli military whistleblower who explains why he's against keeping the palestinians penned in. you send nineteen year olds eighteen year olds to court to control millions of people through the barrel of the gun most of us untrained i have to say that for example i was trying for eight months before i was sent to active duty for the first time out of this eight months seven months seven months and three weeks had nothing to do with what i was doing in my in my in the remaining of my service i was trained as an infantry soldier to fight another army and this is the case for most soldiers so you get
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there two to the west bank or two you know around the gaza strip unprepared to deal with civilians unprepared to control civilians the only thing that you are fed with is fear and hate and you know you are constantly told be be careful of the palestinians if you turn your back to them they will stab you in the back your told when i got to the west bank i was told that we need to show the ship what its theme is that there is a new sheriff in town and i'm quoting here. and next on r.t. how the world's appetite for fish is literally stealing from the poor. old . technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future.
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pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today. when it has to do with illegal immigration. mediately send frontex to us see below . they control us in our waters as if a new colonization were taking place there experiencing a military called the patient of the oceans when they want to combat drugs in
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america or asia they find the means to do it and. the people. if they really want to combat illegal fishing they have the means to do read you they have the airplanes to photograph and they have the patrols to stop them from fishing in our seas. because they are shrinking our country and what is more serious. they are destroying our fishing resources and marine wealth. regulation. which is slowly acquiring a global day bench and a worldwide effect has been implemented to. be regulations this. source of the
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profit if we manage to put a stop to profit making the legal fishing will stop and the only way to do that is to seize all. imports to europe. also has deposits in marine life deposits in january imported. this certificate which credible to certify that they are not the product of illegal fishing that they have been caught according to the regulations. voting a legal fishing certificate is. officially legally have networks that bypass. allow them to sell in the european asian and north american market fish that has been caught illegally in the consumer from north america or asia or europe will not distinguish in the market
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stalls. he knows the fish is good but if it is been fished illegally or not that does not concern the consumer but of course this is not easy and the european union is doing all it yet but don't forget that this is just another player on the global chess board and let's not forget there is great resistance and huge interests great now in our effort to form and he's fishing policy which will respect all that you mention the sustainability of the sea is met by a lot of opposition. these are all words. at the same time the ships are in the ocean every day today we are trying to establish an economy of subsistence. states of west africa from kenneth bay so descend. we are in such a state of.